Carphone Warehouse is now stocking the Huawei P8, available for connection to its recently launched iD Mobile virtual network. P8-Black

The Cat 6 4G (300/50Mbps) phone with a 5.2-inch full HD display, 13-megapixel camera with OIS, 16GB of storage (plus memory card), 3G RAM, Octo-Core CPU, plus Android Lollipop, is also available for £379.99 SIM-free, with customers able to choose between the black/silver or white/gold models, as well as connecting on other networks like EE and Vodafone in the near future.

Huawei and iD Mobile unveiled the exclusive partnership at an event held at London’s trendy SkyLoft bar, which included a talk from light painter Michael Bosanko who demonstrated the various light painting modes baked into the P8 camera app, including car light trails, light graffiti, silky water, and star track.

One of the light painting creations from Michael Bosanko (not taken on P8)
One of the light painting creations from Michael Bosanko (not taken on P8)

image By connecting to iD Mobile, users will be able to take full advantage of Three’s advanced DC-HSPA 3G network, with access to 4G where available at no extra cost, as well as having free roaming on selected tariffs in a greater number of countries than even Three itself currently offers (see the list below).

Pricing when buying from iD Mobile direct starts at £21.50 per month with no upfront cost and 300 minutes, 5000 texts and 1GB of data (24-month contract). For £23.50 a month you get an increase in calls to 600 minutes per month, plus a boost of data to 2GB, but with a £29.99 upfront cost.

For the free roaming, prices start at £25.50 per month, with 600 minutes of calls and 2GB of data, but no upfront cost. The countries you can take your minutes, texts and data to are: Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Poland, Romania, Spain, Sweden, and the USA. 12 month contracts are also available, starting at £29.50 per month, with a range of upfront fees.

If that sounds a little confusing, head over to the iD Mobile site for the full breakdown of P8 charges (and to check for any new offers and revisions).

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Written by Jonathan Morris

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